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Illinois Unemployment Eligibility

Illinois’s unemployment compensation law sets the requirements that must be met to obtain unemployment compensation in the state.

There are some basic requirements for collecting Illinois Unemployment Insurance. Claimants will find that the requirements for regular unemployment insurance fall into two categories: monetary eligibility and non-monetary eligibility. Your weekly unemployment insurance benefit is determined based on your work history and wages, of which there must be a sufficient amount to qualify for unemployment insurance benefits (a monetary requirement). But there are also requirements in place regarding why you are seeking assistance from the unemployment insurance program in the first place (a non-monetary requirement).

There are two types of eligibility. Non-monetary eligibility deals with various aspects of your work and employment whereas monetary eligibility contains a set of requirements which involve your earnings in the year before filing for unemployment. The state has put these requirements into action to ensure the benefits are not misused.

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Non Monetary Eligibility

  • You must have lost job through no fault of your own.
  • Be available for work.
  • Be actively seeking work.
  • You must quit your job for good cause.
  • Your must not be fired for misconduct.
  • Earned sufficient wages in insured employment / covered employment.

Some eligibility requirements are not related to how much money you made in your base period or the nature of your last encounter with the human resource department at your last place of employment.

One of the requirements is that you must be unemployed through no fault of your own. That means your most recent discharge from an employer was not because of gross negligence or willful malfeasance. It also means that if you did quit your job, it was because of a good cause. Otherwise, you will not meet the eligibility requirements for collecting UI insurance benefits.

Part of the Illinois job search requirement means you are able and willing to work. In terms of work ability, this means you’re physically and mentally fit enough to take a new job that is reasonably comparable to your previous employment. In terms of willingness, it means you cannot turn down a comparable job because of considerations like lack of transportation or lack of child care unless your dependents are sick. If you do not meet these non-monetary eligibility requirements for good reasons, you might explore some other options for financial assistance like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

In terms of work search, there are some requirements. You must register with the Illinois Employment Service system on the IllinoisJobLink website, or in person at an IDES office. You must make two contacts per week with a potential employer, although it is recommended you make more.

These job search requirements were waived for individuals collecting certain extended UI benefits, such as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). However, for regular unemployment, you must be actively looking for work. You must also keep a record of your work search activity for at least 53 weeks after the last week in which you collect unemployment insurance, because the Illinois unemployment office may request a review of your work search activity during this time.

Monetary Eligibility

To be monetarily eligible for unemployment benefits,

  • You must have earned at least $1,600 during the base period.
  • You must have earned at least $440 outside of the highest paid base period quarter.
  • If you do not qualify under the standard base period, Illinois Department of Unemployment Security (IDES) will use the most recent four completed quarters for an alternate base period.

One requirement for unemployment insurance eligibility is that you earned a minimum amount of money during something called your base period. Your base period is the first four of the last five complete calendar quarters immediately preceding the quarter in which you file your initial claim for benefits, which is considered the start of your benefit year.

You must have earned a total of $1,600 in gross wages during this time period. Moreover, $440 of these gross wages must have been paid outside of your highest earning quarter. The purpose of these requirements is to make sure that you were actively part of the workforce when you apply for Illinois unemployment, because unemployment benefits are really to help working people with a temporary situation until they get back on their feet.

If you were injured at your last workplace or perhaps even the one before, and have been awarded workers compensation insurance or temporary disability, there may be a different way of determining your base period. If you were unemployed or partially employed and did not earn sufficient wages during the base period, you may be eligible for something called an alternate base period, which is the last four complete quarter calendars immediately preceding the quarter in which you file your initial claim – as opposed to the standard method of having one complete calendar quarter between your benefit year and your base period.

The alternate base year bumps your base period closer to the date on which you file if it can help you meet the monetary eligibility requirements. If it seems confusing, contact Contact IDES Claimant Services at 800-244-5631 for further discussion with a customer service agent.

Another component of this monetary eligibility is that your work is insured. This means your employer made payments to the state because of the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act. Uninsured work includes things like agricultural work or domestic work paid in cash, railroad work, commission-based insurance sales, and some types of government work like holding an elected office.

Job Separation Requirements

You must be unemployed through no fault of your own. This rules out separation due to something like gross negligence resulting in the significant destruction of business property, or willful misconduct such as getting in a fight with another employer or a customer. It also rules out termination due to excessive absence or tardiness.

If you show up to work on time, and perform the duties outlined in your job description to the best of your ability, but are still unable to satisfactorily meet the expectations or needs of your employer, you can qualify for unemployment insurance. If your termination was due to a layoff, or your work hours were reduced, you can likely qualify for unemployment benefits.

Eligibility Questions

If I’m fired, will I be eligible for unemployment benefits?

Generally, in Illinois you have to lose your job through no fault of your own in order to obtain unemployment benefits. In most cases, this means that if you get fired, you cannot receive jobless benefits. In case you got fired from your job, you must proceed and apply for jobless benefits. There are instances where you can be fired from your job and still obtain benefits. If you were fired unjustly or if there were any justifying situations, be sure to mention about the same to your unemployment counselor. If your unemployment application is rejected, you also have the right to appeal the decision.

Job Separation Disqualifications

According to Illinois law, you won’t qualify for Illinois unemployment benefits if you leave your job for no good reason (e.g. you just don’t like it).

You are also not eligible for unemployment compensation if you committed misconduct at your workplace. This includes criminal activity, whether it violates state or federal law.

If you are filing an unemployment claim because your workplace closed as part of a labor dispute, you cannot collect UI benefits. If, however, claimants can show that you and other workers were not part of the dispute, you may be able to collect benefits.

If you are receiving employee benefits like a pension or vacation time, you are not eligible. If you are receiving extended benefits like a severance package, you are also not eligible.

There are other situations in which you may not be eligible for benefits, such as if you are an independent contractor. During the pandemic, such members of the workforce were eligible to receive PUA benefits and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC).

Can I quit my job and still get Illinois unemployment benefits?

Generally speaking, you cannot quit your job and collect unemployment, if your reason for quitting was that you just don’t like your job. However, there are a few ways you can quit your job and still collect unemployment insurance.

If you quit because of your health issues or because you feel the job endangers your health. These health issues would need to be unrelated to your employment, as employment-related health issues fall into the category of collecting workers compensation insurance.

If you quit because of sexual harassment. This can include physical acts of sexual harassment such as touch, molestation, or even rape. But it may also include verbal harassment. Make sure to capture any incidents of this, especially if they occurred in writing via email or text, and immediately document any time it happens.

Domestic violence falls into the same category. You are never required by law to attend a workplace if you feel physically threatened or if physical violence has been used against you.

You can be eligible for UI if you quit due to “unsuitable work,” which is a legal definition. According to Illinois employment law, it is unsuitable work if the job opening only existed in the first place because of a labor dispute, or if the wages, hours, and working conditions of the job are not as good as a comparable job in the same community.

If the job compromises your morality, that is a sufficient reason for quitting. The same is true if taking the job would mean forfeiting your membership in a labor union or being prevented from joining one, or if you would have to displace a current employee by taking the job due to a collective bargaining agreement.

If you need to accompany a relocated military spouse, you can leave your job and collect unemployment.

The same is true if you do not exercise bumping privileges. Bumping privileges are a mechanism where senior employees may displace another employee per the terms of a previously made binding agreement.

In certain situations, you may also be eligible to collect unemployment if you quit your job and accept another form of employment that does not immediately begin.

I was laid off from my previous job. Am I eligible to receive unemployment compensation?

In Illinois you have to lose your job through no fault of your own in order to collect unemployment. When you get laid-off, it is not your fault. In almost all cases, this means that if you get laid-off, you are eligible and should apply immediately for unemployment benefits. Getting laid-off doesn’t mean that you were fired or you did something wrong. It means that the company that you worked for did not have enough work for you to do, and could no longer pay for your job.

Once you qualify for the unemployment benefits, your documents will be processed in about a week after which you will receive the benefit amount to your account or unemployment debit card, based on the choice made while filing the initial claim. Please make sure you apply for unemployment benefits without any delay as one week waiting period is inevitable and worse, you will not receive any pay during that week.

This does not end here. Make sure you file your weekly claims as without weekly certification you will not receive any benefit amount.

If You Are Not Eligible for Benefits

If you are not eligible for benefits, or you think you aren’t, you might consider a consultation with an employment lawyer who can help you turn over every proverbial stone and see if there is some way you might indeed qualify. If you are denied benefits and believe you should be getting them, you can file an appeal. Follow the directions in your Determination Letter to pursue that avenue.

After reviewing the eligibility requirements, it’s also a good idea to take a look at an Illinois unemployment calculator and see the weekly benefit amount you should get. If your determination is different than this amount, that may also be a good cause to file an appeal.


Check the Benefit questions if your question is not listed here.

Want to know your weekly benefit rate? Use our free and easy to use Illinois UI calculator to know your benefit payment.

  1. i have filed for unemployment, but never recieved a password; I tried to reset (3 times) but that isn’t working. I missed my date to certify and am patiently waiting for the system to call me back, but have received no call back. Should i go into the office to resolve?

    • Angie,

      Please do try visiting an office if considered safe. Many people are unable to get through with phone lines.

      • Hi if I have been terminated due to absence at work because I have been struggling with alcoholism, do I qualify for benifits?

        • Hi, Victor – you’ll need to speak with someone in the Illinois office of unemployment about your specific eligibility. However, in most cases, you’ll need to be able to show that you lost work through no fault of your own in order to be considered eligible for unemployment benefits. If your employer shows that they terminated you for absenteeism, they may refute the fact that you weren’t terminated for misconduct.

  2. Ok I applied for to kids school closing.
    I certified yesterday first time. I checked claimed weeks today and it said weeks ending in 3/28 & 4/5 deductions have exceeded my allowed benefits ??
    I cant get thru to talk to anyone.
    Whats this mean?

  3. I work for an IL church preschool. If I am laid off because of the coronavirus am I eligible to collect unemployment benefits?

  4. Due to coronavirus going on at the moment my days have been reduced from 5 days to only 2 days. Getting paid for only 16 hours a week until further notice. Do I qualify at all for some sort of help thru unemployment? I work for a Marriott hotel.

    • Your state has activated the ‘emergency funding’ program authorized by the federal government. We recommend you to apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official website.

    • Raymond,

      As much as I am aware, Unemployment Insurance is a one-time affair. Please call the Claims Center for more information.

  5. I work in Iowa but live in Illinois.Since Iowa & Illinois have a reciprocal agreement can I file in Illinois?

  6. I worked at a school for almost four years. It was a part time job three hours five days a week. But were times worked more hours. Getting called to do janitoral work and work the part time job longer hours. I resigned back in December because I felt like the person I was working as making it hard to work with her. If course talked things over a few times but nothing changed. I even taught her the job and didnt even get anything extra for it. So I just had enough and resigned.

    • Please note UI benefits are offered only to claimants who lose their employment due to no fault of their own. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

  7. The company I work for is operating without a license and I have turned them into IDFPR. I have requested documentation from my employer from them regarding licensing and they ignore it or say we do not require it. It’s clearly stated in the Illinois Real Estate Code. I do not want to be fined from IDFPR because I would be personally responsible for the fine and looking to put in my 2 weeks notice. What documentation should I keep regarding this issue as proof to be eligible for Unemployment benefits?

    • Jeff,

      This seems to be a tricky situation. I suggest you call the Unemployment Office before taking any action.

  8. I work a job where I may work a shift and the jobs done or it may be a week or two months, it all just depends on the job. I filed for unemployment and served my waiting week and the following week worked a 12 hour shift and that was it, the filling week I worked an hour and a half. Now I’m getting paperwork from Illinois saying a question is being raised about my eligibility . Do I have to reclaim every time I work, even if it’s just a few hours ?

    • Hello,

      I’ve a question about unemployment benefit for Voluntary Retirement Program offered by the employer.
      An employer offered Voluntary Retirement to an employee as part of their manpower reduction process.
      Does this employee is eligible for unemployment benefit offered like those who lost his job?

      I would appreciate you reply.

      • Ramki,

        Unemployment Insurance benefits are only extended to claimants who lose their employment due to involuntary reasons. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

    • Tom,

      From your post, it looks like you’re still employed. UI benefits are offered to claimants who’re totally unemployed. Please call the Claims Center immediately to sort this out. Else, it may be considered “Fraud”.

  9. i’ve worked for a company a little over seven years and the owner’s have changed hands. I feel I am being forced out
    of my position due to employer and former employer putting me in the middle of their inability to compromise over the selling of the company. I have been reprimanded in the past over work issues which were merely personality problems with other employees….however, i have been given raises and bonuses continually over the employment. My question is i am 60 years old and a widow don’t feel i will get hired at my age full time. I support myself and cannot collect my husband’s social security due to making too much in salary, I am not eligible. Work days have become depressing and consistently being talked about behind my back to point i literally feel i’m being pushed out….just due to personality and lack of respect for the new owner. I would absolutely need unemployment at which time i could possible also collect my late husbands social security also allowing me to purchase health insurance or pay for cobra until i reach medicare age…..would i be eligible in illinois for unemployment if at 60 i feel i’m on the chopping block due to former owner leaving and new owner waiting for me to make a mistake so he can fire me ?

    • Deborah,

      I can understand your situation. If you feel you’ll be unemployed due to involuntary reasons, please consider appealing for UI benefits. You should be able and available for work.

  10. I worked for the same Illinois company for 19 years until June 2018. I moved to Texas 1/1/2018, but maintained my employment. I paid no Illinois tax in 2018 because Texas does not have a state tax. I was let go as part of a large reorganization in the company. Am I still eligible for Illinois unemployment? I’m so collecting SS because I am 66 years old.

    • Linda,

      If you’re looking forward to employment and will look for jobs, please consider applying for UI benefits from the state where your employment was based.

    • Michael,

      To be eligible, the claimant is required to have active employment and earnings in the last 4-5 calendar quarters. Please use the “Benefits Calculator” available on this website.

  11. My company is expecting us to do non-optional OT indefinitely until the office closes in three years. Will I qualify for IL unemployment benefits if I am not able to work ten hour days, five days a week and a full day Saturday indefinitely and am terminated because of this?

    • Crystal,

      It may be considered voluntary on your part. Before you make a decision, please consult the Unemployment Office by calling them.

  12. Would unemployment benefits be available to someone that takes a “Voluntary Severance” (such as what State Farm is asking a number of employees to do)?

    • James,

      If its voluntary, the person in question may not qualify. Please contact the Unemployment Office for clarification.

  13. I have worked at the Rock Island Arsenal for a contractor for 30 years. Every 5 years a new contractor can win the bid on the contract and take over. If the new contractor decreases my pay $11,500, can I qualify for UI, if I do not accept their offer.

    • Contract workers are generally not eligible. If you resign voluntarily, you will not qualify.

      Please contact the Unemployment Office to find out.

  14. I was working at a job from Aug 2016 – March 17 and was let go. I qualified for unemployment. This Monday I stated a new job. The employer screams and swears a lot. (Some at me, some not.) If I quit because I am uncomfortable, can I reclaim my unemployment?

    • You should be able to, provided you’re able to produce sufficient proof in case of a dispute by your current employer.

      Please speak to the Claims Center for further information.

  15. I received a notice from IDES that I was totally ineligible for claims that they had paid me totaling about $8000 over 10 years. I work construction and get laid off every so often. They are dating back to 2007. How can this be and what should I do? I have 30 days.

    • Firstly, read the content in the letter and call the phone line for further discussion.

      If you would like to dispute the same, ask for the procedure.

  16. Hired by engineering firm to work on one of their specific projects for length of project only. Project was from May until November. When project is completed can I collect UI?

    • Since the project would have been on a contract basis, you may not be able to claim since employers’ do not pay the relevant taxes.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further information.

  17. I was a contractor at the end client X through a staffing company from Dec 12 to June 12, 2016. I was let go for no reason after I hemmed my boss’s pants and did not comply with her request of finding the ivory carving item buyers for her brother in law. Am I qualified to file unemployment? Is it too late to file unemployment?

    • Firstly, Contracted employees are generally not eligible since employers’ do not pay UI taxes into the system. Please find out if your employer did and apply accordingly.

      You can use the Benefits Calculator to estimate eligibility and benefits.

  18. In a case of termination, is the rule : file for unemployment in the State
    you live in even if you worked in another State ? Thank you

    • You should ideally be applying from the state where your employment was based since the employer would have remitted unemployment taxes in this state.

      Please contact your employer to get further information.

  19. I work at a school, so I am off, unpaid, for 3 months during the summer. Can I file for those 3 months?

    • Seasonal jobs do not qualify due to obvious nature of work.

      Please inquire further with the Unemployment Office in your state.

  20. Worked for same company for 20+ years. 5yrs ago was facing layoff or relocation so moved to missori to keep a job. After nearly 5 years working in Missouri the job was able to move back home to Illinois to work from home. Have been working from home in IL now since November. All work has been for same company just different locations. Am I eligible for Il? And how do I find out

    • Not sure if you’ve separated from the current job.

      You will be eligible for UI benefits if you lose the job due to involuntary reasons.

  21. I started working for this company for 3 months. After I was taken off my probationary period they wanted to reduce my pay by $10,400 bc they found out I was making more than my supervisor. I left my previous job bc this company offered me more money but now I’d be making less money than before I quit.Now I need to find a job that can cover my expenses. Can I file for unemployment until I find a higher paying job?

  22. I’m only working 12 hours a week, 4 days out of the week and only 3 hours a day? Can I apply for compensation if I’m not even making close to 20 hours?

  23. Hi.I live in Illinois and have worked a seasonal job in Missouri for a national company for 15 years.Missouri recently dropped their unemployment weeks down to 13 weeks,which is really going to mess things up for me and the rest my co-workers.I have been filing in Missouri,but since I am an Illinois resident,I was wondering if I filed for it in Illinois instead of Missouri,would I still only be paid the 13 weeks of unemployment,or would I be paid under the Illinois law of up to 26 weeks? Thank you!!

    • You should only file from the state of your employment since all taxes are paid into the system. I am afraid, you cannot file from IL.

  24. My job is transferring me to Missouri for work. My husband will need to leave his job in Northern IL to move to Missouri with me. Can he collect unemployment benefits?

    • You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  25. I was working for a company for about 6 years and fell and broke my nose at home in May of this year. I did get short term disability but the doctor would not release me because of some restrictions and neither would my job. I applied for long term disability and was denied because my dr said I can work 20 hrs a week with no restrictions but it was a corporate leave and my job is no longer there. My termination date is coming up soon and I would like to know if I can file for unemployment. I am actively seeking employment elsewhere but with no luck

    • Depends. If you were laid off due to involuntary reasons, you can qualify.

      Please check further with the labor authorities in your state and apply accordingly.

  26. If I get laid off of my full time job and I also work for a non-profit organization and receive a 1099 from them can I get UI

  27. If I’m laid off from my company and collecting unemployment and then my union goes on strike do I keep my unemployment or do I lose it?

    • I don’t think it should have a bearing on you as an individual.

      Please inquire further with the labor dept in your state.

  28. I provided my employer with a 2 week notice of resignation. During the notice period I had a scheduled paid personal day off. ( this was scheduled last year). The employer chose to terminate me before the end of the notice period and before the scheduled day off. Am I eligible for benefits for the time period between termination and end of notice period?

  29. 3 weeks ago before I left for vacation, my clinical director discussed with me the need to change my schedule from 2 days of evening hours and 3 days of regular morning shift to 3 day evening shifts and 2 day morning shifts. she had presented me with a new schedule that’s not negotiable for me to work 4 evenings and one morning shift. I had on many occasions informed I cannot work Wednesdays and Monday evening shift as I need to care for my child afterschool since parenting time is scheduled then by court. The clinical director now tells me she doesn’t care and if I don’t like the schedule I will be let go or I can quit. will I be able to receive benefits if fired? she had asked and considered my coworkers if they hours are fine and is willing to adjust them but not mine. I have been working there for 7 years as a counselor.

  30. I just received my card and activated it. How long before money starts to go on the card for my unemployment benefits?

    • Please check the content of the letter that you may have received with the card for further instructions.

      You may have to file online or via telephone to trigger the benefits.

  31. I currently live in South Holland, IL and work in Joliet, IL. I was told I was being transferred to Bolingbrook, Il which is a 38 mile commute from South Holland. If I quit can I file for unemployment

    • Voluntary resignations are not considered.

      UI is only extended to those who lose their job due to involuntary reasons such as lay offs.

  32. I currently work full-time. I am going back to school and my employer agreed to work out a part-time schedule for me to continue working at the company. Because of my school schedule, I cannot work the hours my employer has in mind, although my employer never stated the requisite number of hours that I would need to work to be kept on, when we initially decided that I would go down to part-time. Now they are letting me go because I can’t work the number of hours they just established were necessary for me to stay on. Am I eligible for unemployment?

    • Some states encourage schooling by providing you benefits.

      Generally,any reduction in the number of hours worked(read part time) should qualify.Please call the customer service of the labor dept in your state before applying to confirm.

  33. Mranddaughter was d nightrom walmart due to she received her third coaching. They claim she put one hundred dollars on a gift for a customer and than gave them back the hundred cash. She does not remember doing this, and if she did it was by accident. Is she able to get unemplyment?

  34. My employer just notified me that I will be laid off for 6 months. I have a 4 year college degree and thinking about taking a college course towards a masters degree during that time period. Can I collect unemployment during those 6 months while attending college?

    • If you’re attending full time college,you may not be eligible.

      Please check with the labor dept in your state.

  35. I work for a University in Chicago on a 10 month contract. The contract has ended but another contract will start in two months. Am I eligible for unemployment compensation?

  36. I was fired due to attendance. I called off sick a total of 13 times between 3/10/14-6/13/14. Of those 13 sick call offs I have provided my employer with 9 statements from doctors to excuse my absences. Will I qualify for benefits?

  37. I was let go from a job after only working for two weeks and two days because they said I was not doing a good job (which is not true). I was given a review on Monday, telling me that I needed to improve and Tuesday I was walked out at the end of my shift. The trainer I worked with that day told me I was doing well, so I’m confused. I left a job I had been at for 6 years to take this position and now I’m out of a job. Am I eligible for unemployment?

  38. If im being harassed by Boss and being talked down and being called names. I have reported her several times. She also writes me up and never tells me about it I Have to look on her computer and see she has written me up. would I qualify?

    • If you can prove in case of a dispute,you should. Please try taking this matter to a senior boss in your company.

  39. I have been in traveling sales covering a large territory. I recently left a company I had been with for 6-1/2 years and after two months with my new company voluntarily left due to worsening health conditions….I suffer from celiac disease and reached a point where it was becoming very difficult to travel with this condition. Would I qualify for Illinois unemployment benefits?

    • Depends. Generally, any voluntary reasons for leaving job is not considered.

      Please check with the labor dept in your state.

  40. I will be moving out of town to Minnesota. I am wondering will I qualify for unemployment? If so, what are the steps I need to take and do I have to give a 2 weeks notice to my current employer to qualify?

  41. My mother is 75 years old and receiving $1112 from social security. She was laid off in January of this year when the company she worked for downsized. I calculated her benefit online to be $144 per week for Unemployment Compensation. Can she apply for UE?

  42. i have been at my job for 2 1/2 years .. normal hours are from 9 – 5 but in the summer we stay open until 6pm. the last 2 summers have not had an issue with staying until 6 .. this summer is different i do not have help anymore and have to leave at 5:15 to be able to pick up my daughter by 5:30 .. i am being made to quit .. .. i told them i am not willingly quitting my job … when i leave today to pick up my daughter she is taking it as i quit but never once did i say i was quitting … am i still going to be able to file for unemployment ??

  43. I live in Illinois and drive a school bus part time for a private company. I found new employment (as a bus driver for a school district) about three weeks before the end of the school year. Can I file for unemployment?

    • Seasonally employed are generally not eligible.

      Please contact the labor dept in your state.

  44. I’ employed in Illinois but live in Wisconsin, which state should I apply for unemployment benefits? My position was eliminated.

    • My old employer was bought out – the new company is offering me a 10 week package than I have to leave. I am 67 I don’t want to stop working but it seems that I will be forced to retire – I want to work ! After the 10 week severance can I get unemployment until I find another Job ? I will be moving to Arizona during that 10 week period what can I do ??? THX T

      • You can consider applying for UI benefits from the state where you were last employed.You should be eligible for UI benefits upon satisfying all other basic criteria.

        Please apply a couple of weeks before the severance runs out.

  45. I am 67yr,retired and receiving social security but working 20 hours a week part time as a bus driver. I was previously working part time but due to leg problems I could no longer stand for the 8 hours I was required to. However driving the school bus will make me be without a job for the summer months that the kids are out of school. My question is will I be able to draw unemployment for those couple of months that I’m laid off?

  46. My husband needs to have surgery and will be out of work for 6 weeks. his work does not offer any disability. He will not be paid at all during this time. Is there any way we can receive unemployment or any sort of help?

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